Countdown to Ecstasy

Well, the opening of training camp on Friday. Not much news as of now, other than the signing of Darcel McBath, a free agent CB from Texas Tech. He was a 2nd round pick by the Broncos in 2009 (one start), cut by Denver during the 1st week of the 2011 season, and signed with Jacksonville in December 2011 after their defensive backfield was waylaid by injuries.  He was then released by Jax on April 23rd. He’s here for depth/special teams, and if you read between the lines, is here to shore up the CBs as the 49ers look to replace Dashon (chickenHawk) Goldson.  My theory being that current CB Chris Culliver moves to FS to replace Goldson and the other CBs not named Carlos Rogers fight for the other CB spot. The contestants are Perrish Cox,  Tramaine Brock, Tarell Brown, Curtis Holcomb, Darcel McBath, Cory Nelms, and rookies Anthony Mosley and Deante’ Purvis. T Brown leads the pack (4 INTs last year), with Brock (2 picks) trailing. Reggie Smith has looked good at times, and the coaches have been very high on Curtis Holcomb, the 2nd year guy who missed all of last year with a ruptured achilles.

So, even without Hawk, the 49er secondary looks like it won’t miss a beat if he decides to commit hara kiri on his own career. Goldson is on a fool’s mission if he decides to hold out. As it is, he’s setting himself up to be the forgotten man, as Shawtae Spencer was last year. Goldson saw first hand how holding out worked for Aubrayo Franklin, and he saw how the Niners front office played hard ball with their starting QB. Why he thinks he’ll get a deal after blowing off the 5/$25 mill deal from 2 years ago, and reportedly turning down 3/$21 mill this year is baffling at best. He turned down $5 mill a year, said his goodbyes, took a $3 million pay cut to come back, and now is balking at a $4-$5 million raise? He’s getting some baaaad advice from his agent. If he misses one day, I think he’ll slide right down that depth chart.

Rookies reported yesterday, and both AJ Jenkins and LaMichael James look to be contributors as quick as possible. James is in catch-up mode as he couldn’t participate in most of the OTAs due to his still being a college student during them. He has this week to get up to speed as the rest of the team reports on Friday. jennkins is back in shape after reporting to camp a little fat and a little slow. He says he’s more than ready to contribute any way he can. If anything, it’ll be nice to have a backup to Ted Ginn for PR/KR duties.

In more good news, Aldon Smith hasn’t been arrested, shot, or stabbed lately.

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13 Responses to Countdown to Ecstasy

  1. Nipper says:

    Nice news about Aldon!

  2. Del Mar Dennis says:

    Chuck, are you intimating that the Niners will look to trade Goldson? Or that he’ll just holdout?
    And there’s a damn good chance that A.J. Jenkins won’t even dress for Week 1 in GB.
    As I said at the time, terrible pick.

  3. Irish Kevin says:

    There was a pic of A Smith in the Bee on Sunday wearing a SF Giants hat!! nice to see support from Mr Smith.

    • phil fan says:

      I’ll take a swig of that: Aldon gonna grow up quick, quit the gangsta impersonation, come out sacking and tackling like a beast.

      (In fairness to Mr Smith I think these are just growing up pains so far)

  4. phil fan says:

    “So, even without Hawk, the 49er secondary looks like it won’t miss a beat if he decides to commit hara kiri on his own career. Goldson is on a fool’s mission if he decides to hold out. As it is, he’s setting himself up to be the forgotten man, as Shawtae Spencer was last year”

    Right. I think Baalkebaugh has taken the measure of this man and decided his ego is not worth putting up with regardless of his football skills. Buh-bye. Is a trade even possible?

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Dennis, I’m not sure, but I think the only options for Hawk are to sit out the year, or sign with us as the franchise guy. Once he signs they can trade him, but why bother? No one would trade for him when he’ll be a UFA at the end of the year.

    • unca_chuck says:

      Unless Baalke can fuck over Jerry Jones. Goldson fits perfect in Dallas. A guy with a slightly exagerrated sense of worth, and provides drama up the wazoo.

      • Del Mar Dennis says:

        If Goldson likes to slap his mother around, he and Dez Bryant could be roomies.

  6. Del Mar Dennis says:

    And I got nothing on this McBath guy. If I had to guess, I woulda thought he was the lesser known Shakespearean character who killed the king so he could take over the throne.

    • phil fan says:

      Actually no that was McBreath, Scott, who had a large part as a drunken villain in a sorry farce called “My Kingdom For A Swig”. Hope it goes bettah fer McBath…

  7. unca_chuck says:

    A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a winner!

  8. unca_chuck says:

    New post ……………………………………………………………………….

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